Carter headlines Transatlantic Sessions Tour
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Carter headlines Transatlantic Sessions Tour

Thursday, January 11, 2024 – Carlene Carter will headline the Transatlantic Sessions Tour 2024, taking place across the United Kingdom between Feb. 2 and 11.

First conceived as a series of live music television productions in 1995 for the BBC, Transatlantic Sessions has since expanded into a touring event all over the United Kingdom and also visited the U.S.

This year's nine trek begins in Scotland on Feb 2 at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, before heading to Edinburgh and winding its way south through the English cities of Gateshead, Buxton, Bristol, Liverpool and Birmingham, culminating on Feb 11 at Royal Festival Hall in London.

The line-up includes progressive Irish folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside, Gaelic singer Kim Carnie, Canadian folk duo Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves, and a house band led by Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 2: Glasgow - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Feb. 4: Glasgow - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Feb. 5: Edinburgh - Usher Hall
Feb. 6: Gateshead - The Glasshouse
Feb. 7: Buxton - Opera House
Feb. 8: Bristol - Beacon Hall
Feb. 9: Liverpool - Liverpool Philharmonic
Feb. 10: Birmingham - Symphony Hall
Feb. 11: London - Royal Festival Hall

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